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Education reforms, Education system, Rahul Gandhi, 2019 general elections

2019 Lok Sabha Polls: Why Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi must promise English-medium school education in the Congress manifesto

Both the BJP and Congress differ very little on the kind of education they envision for India's young. Here's where the two Gandhis could make a real difference.

POLITICS

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O Panneerselvam, TTV Dhinakaran, 2019 general elections, Edappadi Palaniswami

Why May 23 is going to be decisive for Tamil Nadu politics

By-elections to 18 out of 21 vacant Assembly seats will be held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha polls in the state on April 18.

POLITICS

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OP Rawat, Political funding, 2019 general elections, General Elections 2019

Part II. General Elections 2019: Who is funding the electioneering of our political parties?

Recent amendments in various statutes bringing in electoral bonds and allowing funding from foreign sources jeopardise transparency and expose our political parties to undesirable influences and unaccounted money.

POLITICS

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Lok Sabha elections, Rahul Gandhi, 2019 general elections, Priyanka Gandhi

Lok Sabha 2019: How Priyanka Gandhi could turn the tables for the Congress

The Congress clearly has a gameplan. Rahul will corner the Modi govt on issues of national security. Priyanka will charge it over jobs, farmers and other social lacunae.

POLITICS

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2019 general elections, Rahul Gandhi, Jaish-e-mohammed, Masood Azhar

Neither BJP, nor voters will let Congress forget Rahul Gandhi's Masood Azhar 'ji' gaffe

The election pitch will reach a crescendo with BJP branding Congress as a 'terror sympathiser', one that raised questions over the IAF strikes in Balakot as well.

POLITICS

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2019 general elections, Jk assembly elections, Lok Sabha elections, Jammu and Kashmir

Why so demanding? Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti know they are wrong in asking for Assembly polls in J&K alongside Lok Sabha elections

Elections can wait for a couple of months but lives lost cannot be returned.

POLITICS

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Priyanka Gandhi, Uttar Pradesh, 2019 general elections, General Elections 2019

Lok Sabha 2019: The politics that's underway in UP

As crucial poll dates are announced, the buzz in UP includes Priyanka Gandhi reviving her campaign, Amit Shah scouting for fresh faces and the Yadavs' fight within the family.

POLITICS

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Election dates, Election Commission, General Elections 2019, 2019 general elections

Lok Sabha elections dates announced: From Pakistan to Kashmir and jobs, 5 issues that will dominate the electoral discourse

A look at the top, most biting issues and how these will impact both the BJP and its challengers.

POLITICS

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Terrorism, BJP, Narendra Modi, 2019 general elections

General Elections 2019: Even after Balakot, are major BJP states not joining General Elections, wary of an uncertain mood?

The fact that BJP governments of Maharashtra and Haryana have not opted for simultaneous elections indicates a lack of confidence in the Modi magic. That's despite the muscular policy adopted towards Pakistan.

POLITICS

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Rahul Gandhi, 2019 general elections, Priyanka Gandhi, Congress

Priyanka, interrupted? How the IAF air strike has blunted the Congress' ‘Brahmastra’

Dazed after surgical strike 2.0 and hamstrung by unwilling allies, the Congress is now staring at the prospect of warming the Opposition benches for another five years.